MORIN OKENLA is the Business Development Director of iShine Group - incorporating iShine Magazine, iShine Media, Design & Publishing, First Direct Education and MorinOkenla Art. She is the founder of Enrich Africa.
Morin Okenla is a social entrepreneur, artist, designer, writer, coach and consultant. Her first job was as a teacher in a private school in Lagos. Later she moved to the Daily Times Newspaper in Nigeria. She came to London and re-trained to become a lawyer whilst raising four children. After setting up a Mortgage company with her husband she briefly worked as a lawyer. Morin has a sound background in business start-up, development, branding, online marketing and law. She is the publisher of iShine Magazine, founder of the Black and White party for teens & parents in London, The ARTS children’s club, Miss UK Junior Beauty pageant, Hey , You've |Got Talent, Money Workshops, several business groups and Enrich Africa. She is the author of ‘It's Your Time to Shine’ and Design Your Life’ – launch January 2014. Morin is the founder of Jesus is Lord (victoriousnet.com), a popular Christian site for uplifting words of God on FB. Morin consults for small businesses and schools in the UK and in Nigeria. She is passionate about education, helping small business starters/owners and empowering people to reach and exceed their potential. Her motto is ‘"Let Your light Shine for the world to see". Follow Morin on twitter at: #MorinOkenla or visit http://www.ishinemagazine.co.uk Check out her paintings, prints & jewellery at morinokenla.com
Multi award winning gospel singer, song writer and entrepreneur, Shola is the owner of Solvic Images Limited and she is the organiser of the popular Christian events, such as, ‘As love demands’ and ‘The true art of worship. Her first album, It’s all about you became a best seller and her top singles include ‘He reigns victorious’ and ‘I am a line crosser’. Shola is married to Pastor Victor Sajowa and truly adores her three children. Find more about her here: http://www.sholavictorsajowa.com/ Follow her on twitter: #sajsuccess
Anne Azinge is the director of Annetto Zingus Ltd, a company designed to support children and families that have experienced physical, emotional and other forms of abuse. She offers services to safeguard children and ensure they reach their full potential in life. An experienced social worker with many years’ experience of working with abused young girls, her passion is helping abused women and empowering them through education and counseling them from entering into abusive relationships. Anne has a master’s degree in money and finance as well as a master’s degree from Royal Holloway University of London Egham in social work. She lives in London with her family and one of her sons is a law graduate. Find more about Anne here: http://facebook.com/udoan.ngozi
Dr Ranti Lawumi
Dr Lawumi is a practicing psychologist with an NHS mental health trust and has a special interest in the prevention and treatment of depression. Ranti has a passion to see people grow and blossom. She has studied at The University of London, University of Surrey and Oxford University. Ranti is a store house of information and experience. Having gone through a lot of challenges herself, Ranti has a million useful tips, and ideas to help mothers and children become successful in all areas of life. She is a God-fearing and active Christian who takes her relationship with God seriously. She is also an expert net-worker, socialite and has strong ties with the Yoruba Community of Elders in London. She has single-handedly raised, nurtured, supported and encouraged her two children through university. Ranti sent one of her sons to attend university in the USA so she has a lot to say about her experience, how you too can do the same and much more.
Adebola Atoloye EDMANS
Adebola is a celebrity TV Show host, presenter and entrepreneur. She studied Mass Communication. She also has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies. Adebola has been in active television broadcasting since 1985. She started with Nigerian Television Authority NTA and worked as a presenter, producer. Later, she became a reporter and newscaster on the national news network of the NTA. She hosts the DBOL Show on BENTV - SKY 182. This Show has entertained and informed millions of viewers over the last few years. She will be showcasing her Authentic Gele Wraps. Adebola is married with an 18 year old son.
Modupe Debbie Ariyo, OBE
Debbie is the founder of the Africa AFRUCA, a charity that fights for and protects the rights of children both in Africa and in the UK. She may look unassuming, gentle and sweet but Debbie is a fierce and vocal activist for the welfare and well-being of men, women and children. She campaigns tirelessly against child abuse, abuse of women, FGM, child neglect and many other forms of abuse. Recently, Debbie was at the forefront of the ‘FREE OUR GIRLS’ demonstrations in London after over 200 young Nigerian girls were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram. In 2012, Debbie was invited to Buckingham Palace and personally decorated with an OBE by the queen for her services to vulnerable children and women. Debbie is a graduate of the University of Benin Nigeria and will be empowering and encouraging us using various snippets from her life experiences.
Multi-award winning Nollywood actress, model, producer and publicist, Theodora won the M&M Award by M&M Magazine in 2009; She won the Activist Award by Pride of the motherland in 2010 and the Personal Achievement Award by WE Award in 2010. She is the CEO of Miss Elegant International in the UK. Theodora is also the Face of ZAFAA 2013. Having experienced Nollywood, Theodora is not only an expert in the field of film-making, production and marketing but also in fashion and beauty. Working in a sector most often populated by men, Theodora has experienced a lot too. Theodora will be speaking to us about how to rise to the top not only in the film industry but in the most important areas of life such success in marriage, success business and how she rose to become a sort-after actress and award winner.
Shola Bademosi is the founder of "Insight with SB" and ‘Let’s go there’ a popular talk show programme on Oasis Radio 46.4 UK. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the challenges couples face in relationships. Her show focuses on different aspects of relationships and how to resolve the issues that arise. After going through a string of challenges and losses in her life, Shola decided to grab life by its neck and hang on to the promises of God through divine affirmation and declarations. Today, Shola a mother to three lovely and successful children, stands as an epitome of God’s love and mercy. She will share all her wonderful secrets to living an empowered life.
An alumnus of the great university of Ife in Nigeria, Sade Kaffo has made a name for herself as a Radio Show host, co-hosting programmes on Oasis Radio 46.4 UK with Shola Bademosi. Sade also airs an additional show in relation to her ministry - Listening Ears - Gods & Ours (a prayer/ prophetic ministry that teaches on prayer with an emphasis on hearing from God). She is a minister of the gospel - passionate about God and how people can live a more Godly life by following biblical principles. An expert in her field, Shade will teach us how to find the keys to living a truly successful and triumphant life based on the word of God and on her own life experiences especially as a an entrepreneur, mother and wife.
With a passion to see marriages, children and people succeed in all areas of life; Shola embodies integrity, faith, simplicity and above all a deep love of Christ. As a wife, mother of four beautiful children, a successful entrepreneur and teacher, Shola will equip and educate couples and parents both young and old on the simple principles of life that can help us live a life of triumph in this generation and how to impact knowledge on our children thereby equipping them for the next generation.
If you are a mum who wants to be empowered to achieve results, then, Yetunde is the one to listen to. With a deep desire to help women and mums especially make sense of their lives, Yetunde offers guidance in weight problems, self-image and overcoming health challenges. She is one of those rare people in the world to have overcome cancer. In her book, Living Raw – An African Perspective to a Healthier Lifestyle, Yetunde demonstrates different ways of eating for health. As the owner of MOMTREPRENEUR and a partner at the Global Poverty Project UK, Yetunde will ensure that you are empowered to reach for heights that you thought were unreachable. She will talk about the challenges she has faced both as a wife, mother and in the work place and how she overcame them.
Baronness Jummy Ariyo
When it comes to expertise in business, Jummy is THE one to call. She is the Group Secretary for the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK - Organising Committee. Once a TV broadcaster, she is now a professional Events Planner, Organiser and Venue Designer. Jummy left her job as a Manager with the Metropolitan Police to set up her own high profile Events company, Splendour Events Design. Later, she co-founded the Nigerian Events Awards UK (NEA UK). In 2012 and 2013, she won the prestigious Platinum Business of the year Award at the International Women of Power Business Show. A French Education graduate from the University of Benin, Nigeria, she enjoys organising events, spending time with her children, and at RCCG Goodnews Haven, Thamesmead, London where she is a choir praise and worship leader.
Bisola Ojumu is the moderator
Abisola is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and the great Methodist Girls High School. For several years, she worked in various senior positions in the civil service and London’s charity sector. A highlight was when she worked as a member of the Mayor of London’s economic development team at the Greater London Authority developing strategies and carrying out research and programmes for building and improving the capital including in preparation for the London Olympics. An MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation, and certified project practitioner Abisola now offers consultancy and business services to growing and charities in the UK. She enjoys baking and being a loving wife and mum to her three sons. With a wealth of knowledge on how to win government contracts, raise money for your project Abisola has a wealth of advice and tips to offer. So, be ready to glean from her experience.
Mae is a talented song writer and singer. She was a runner up winner of Top TV program - Stars in your eyes. She is also a teacher and mentor who is passionate about helping children succeed. When you hear Mae strong voice you will begin to understand the power and control in her voice. Mae will sing a song specially written for the event called 'Design Your Life.'
Esther Okenla and Nicole Delpratt
Esther Okenla and Nicole Delpratt who have just both finish their A levels at Ashcroft Academy will be singing a mashup of tunes by the Queen of RnB, Beyonce.Esther has featured on X-Factor and in several music competitions. She has taken part in nuerous talwent shows and in pantomimes. The ladies are working on their own their own singles.